Islam sees a woman, whether single or married, as an individual in her own right, with the right to own and dispose of her property and earnings. A marital gift is given by the groom to the bride for her own personal use, and she may keep her own family name rather than adopting her husband's. Roles of men and women are complementary and collaborative. Rights and responsibilities of both sexes are equitable and balanced in their totality.
Both men and women are expected to dress in a way that is simple, modest and dignified; specific traditions of female dress found in some Muslim countries are often the expression of local customs rather than religious principle. Likewise, treatment of women in some areas of the Muslim world sometimes reflects cultural practices which may be inconsistent, if not contrary, to authentic Islamic teachings.
The messenger of God said:
"The most perfect in faith amongst believers is he who is best in manner and kindest to his wife."
Women In the Shade of Islam
Prepared by: Abdulrahman Al-Sheha.
Original language: Arabic.
Translted to english by: Mohammed Said Dabas.
Revised by: Abdulaziz Addwesh.
Introduced by: Dr. Ahmad ibn Saifuddin.
Publishing house: Safir press, P.O.Box 2900 Riyadh.
Publishing date: 1421H/2000G.
Chapter one: Slogans
Caling for women's liberation
Woman's equality with men
Demanding women's rights
Chapter two: Status of women throughout ages
Women in the pre-islamic society
Women in the idian society
Women in the chinese society
Women in the roman society
Women in the greek society
Women in the old jewish society
Women in the old christan society
Chapter three: Woman's rights in islam
Daughters in islam
Islam Cares For The Woman As A Wife
Justice, Fairness And Equality
Spending Night and Sexual Fulfillment
Islam Cares For The Woman As A Mother
Islam Cares For The Women In General
Chapter four: Misconceptions about women in islam
Polygamy in islam
The Main Conditions for Polygamy in Islam
Justice and equality
Ability to afford another household
Western Thinkers Demand Polygamy
Testimony Of Women
Financial And Moral Responsibility Of The Household
Women's Right Of Inheritance
Womwn's Right To Work
Divorce Power Is With Man
Travel Without Immediate Male Escort